Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: '85 Nishiki Tri-A, early '90's Nishiki Tange Prestige, '84 Trek 610, mid-'80's Miele (unknown), '72 all chrome Raleigh International, '81 Trek 412, 84 Specialized StumpJumper
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Long(er) armed v-brake?
I've got a Surly Karate Monkey running 29inch Schwalbe Big Apple tires w/Avid Single Digit v-brakes. I recently purchased the new Planet Bike 29inch fenders. Surly designed the KM's rear brake mounts very low on the seat stays, so the cable on my current rear v-brake sits about 1/8 of an inch above the top of the tire--virtually no clearance, and the rear fender won't fit.
I remember seeing taller (than standard) armed v-brakes (Shimano Deore?) a few months ago but can't seem to find them now. Most on-line sites don't list the height of the brake arms, so I'm having trouble narrowing it down.
Anyone have any insights into where I can find some that would fit my bike? Are there v-brakes out there that have taller-than-standard arms? I know that running a rear disc brake would solve this problem--I'd like to avoid that if possible.
Thanks in advance.